Gameplay(Quality of play experience, user-friendliness of interface)
Chatters has the potential of being great, but it falls short due to certain members of its community, the lack of being complete, and lack of being worked on. It is also an open source project in which users of the community can append changes to the program.
The experience is rather negative for newer users, particularly if they are not recognized in the BYOND community. Also, if your key includes some kind of anime associated subject in it you will be looked down upon. Most of the time you would then be greeted with insults and could possibly be vote muted.
There are also some members of the community who use racism and stereotypes as a joke, but nothing will be done to them if the Operators are “acquaintances” with them. So it would be best to ignore that user as if you try to argue with them you will get muted.
But do not get me wrong, even though if the community some times seems sour there are a few helpful users in there who will contribute their time into helping you with any troubles.
Upon logging in for your first time you may be somewhat confused on what to do, mostly because the help guide for some reason chooses not to popup majority of the time. But at least, you can go to the bottom right hand side to view the guide, but beware, most of the features which are shown in the guide are not available.
Chatters does have a few nice features such as being able to fade your name, customize your login and logout message, and vote muting players (which does get ill-treated). But it still falls short of being a complete program. One reason is due to you not being able to create your own channel. If you wish to communicate privately with a few of your friends you either have to use the IM feature, which you can not use for group conversation, or you will have to host your own version of chatters.
Chatter is not original with being a chat program, as they have been around for countless years and has additional feature. But as with BYOND, it was one of the first programs in which users can freely communicate.
As said before Chatters had, and may still have, great potential but for the lack of being complete, disrespectful members, and “elitism”, it causes this program not to be the best chat program on BYOND, even though if it is the only one. The only way to get some kind of respect there is if you constantly use this program. If you are searching for help on any kind of topic I would recommend the forums as you will most likely get no help on Chatters.
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